Why Does Elie Wiesel Use Imagery In Night

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In Night, Elie Wiesel describes the Holocaust in a way to ensure that this type of history should not repeat itself. The Holocaust was a genocide of the European Jews that lasted between the years of 1933-1945. Night is a story of young Jewish boy who suffered the agony of the German Nazi’s concentration camps. He knew that if he where to survive this horrific period of his life, that he would make sure the world knew what really happened behind the electrified fences of those camps. Elie uses detailed words to create imagery that establishes the tone and the whole purpose of his story about what happened to the Jews in concentration camps. He used imagery to establish the tone of darkness and sadness. The way Elie used imagery in his story was not meant to surprise anyone, but to teach us what life looked like for a European Jew during those times. One out of many examples when Elie used imagery to establish the tone of darkness was when the leaders of the Jewish community where…show more content…
His main purpose of writng this novel was to ensure that the world knew everything about the life of a European Jew between the years of 1933-1945. He wanted for the people who haven't experienced the suffering of the concentration camps to get a detailed image about what their lives were like. The way he used imagery really made you feel as if you were there, which helped him establish his purpose of writing Night. For example, “The trees were in bloom. It was a year like so many others, with its spring, its engagements, its weddings, and its births. The people were saying, ‘The Red Army is advancing with giant strides … Hitler will not be able to harm us, even if he wants to …’ Yes, we even doubted his resolve to exterminate us” (8). In that quote, Elie describes time going by peacefully with weddings, spring, and babies with nobody worried about Hitler’s plans by using imagery to describe peoples lives before the
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